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CNN: Burundi: Leaders of attempted coup arrested after President's return

(CNN)Burundian authorities said Friday they arrested the military generals behind an attempted coup shortly after the President returned to the landlocked central African nation.

The coup attempt, which was announced by one of the generals Wednesday but subsequently failed, came after deadly protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term.

Those arrested will be charged with mutiny in a military court, said Willy Nyamitwe, a government spokesman.



More News On The Coup Attempt In Burundi

Burundi Arrests Appear to Signal Failure of Attempted Coup -- New York Times
Attempted Overthrow of Burundi President Fails -- AFP
Failed Burundi coup leader arrested as president returns from Tanzania -- The Guardian
Burundi arrests leader of failed coup -- AP
Burundi coup bid: Three ringleaders arrested -- BBC
Burundi says it arrests leader of failed coup -- Reuters
Burundi president rounds up coup leaders as he returns to the capital -- The Telegraph
Leaders of attempted Burundi coup arrested as president returns -- L.A. Times
Military general behind failed coup attempt in Burundi says 'I hope they won't kill me' as president returns to the country -- daily Mail
Burundi presidential motorcade seen in the nation's capital -- AP
Burundi President Nkurunziza returns to Bujumbura -- BBC
Burundi coup leader held: but will unrest continue? -- Channel 4 news
The fight for Burundi played out on its radio stations -- Global Post
In Burundi, arrests appear to stymie coup, but uncertainty remains -- CSM

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